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Mental Arithmetic on Numeracy Tests

Mental arithmetic – or, more strictly, non-calculator maths – comes up in many numeracy tests. Some people find this way of doing maths quite stressful, and answering questions both accurately and quickly [more…]

Percentage Questions on Non-Calculator Numeracy Tests

When you’re reduced to working on paper on a numeracy test, you need to know some techniques for quickly dealing with percentage questions. Luckily, you have several ways of dealing with percentages. [more…]

Shapes and Numeracy Tests

Many numeracy tests ask you to describe shapes in some way. You need to be able to identify different shapes and the number of sides each shape has. [more…]

How to Figure Out Area for Numeracy Test Questions

A very loose definition of area is ‘how much stuff you could fit on the floor’. Depending on how big the shape you’re looking at is, you measure area in square centimetres [more…]

How to Figure Out Perimeter for Numeracy Test Questions

The perimeter of any shape is the distance all the way around it. You can work it out by just adding up the lengths of the sides.

For example, if you know a square has sides of length 10cm, you can work [more…]

Volume and Capacity for Numeracy Test Questions

You’d be forgiven for thinking that examiners had an obsession with putting things in boxes. The two things numeracy tests often ask about the capacity [more…]

Speed, Distance and Time in Numeracy Test Questions

Typical speed-distance-time questions on numeracy tests ask you to work out one of the three quantities, given the other two. You can see that speed is related to distance and time if you just think about [more…]

Ten Practice Questions for Data Handling Tests

These practice questions are all about interpreting and working with data. Just like on most typical numeracy tests, some of the questions are multiple choice. [more…]

Ten Practice Questions for Advanced Data Handling Tests

Some numeracy tests – particularly teacher training and the UKCAT – ask you to interpret graphs and tables in slightly more detail than the other tests. Just to give you a bit more practice at this slightly [more…]


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